In preparing the local business community for the upcoming MATPRA Marketplace travel writer conference coming to Winchester September 12-14, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation to offer a first-of-its-kind workshop to prep local businesses for the event (click here to view flyer).
Unwind and enjoy all that Old Town Winchester has to offer at the Friday Night Live events this summer. This popular event series, now in its fifth year, is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine, and enjoy great live music, street performers, and artisans. The Loudoun Street Mall will be filled with music and activities and bands will perform live at the Taylor Pavilion every third Friday in June, July and August.
Old Town Winchester’s Classic Movie Night series at the Taylor Pavilion is back for a third summer. These FREE outdoor movies provide the opportunity to spend an evening enjoying all that Old Town Winchester has to offer.
Try this itinerary every second Saturday in June, July and August:
Each year, the Winchester Department of Social Services Advisory Board honors local individuals, groups and organizations who have helped improve the lives of local residents. The Advisory Board’s 12th annual Community Partner Awards Ceremony was held on May 25 and recognized the following nominees and award recipient.
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
On June 2, 2017 at approximately 11:45 pm, Winchester Police Department (WPD) Ofc. Upham initiated a traffic stop in the 600 block of Berryville Avenue for failing to stop at a red light. During the course of the traffic stop a WPD drug detection K9 team arrived at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, Joanne Tuck 29 of Frederick County, became uncooperative and was placed under arrest for obstruction of justice. During the arrest a fight ensued and MPO. Neer was struck in the face with a closed fist by Tuck.
The Winchester Fire and Rescue Fire Marshals have determined that the fire at One Stop Automotive off Valley Avenue on Monday, May 29 was accidental. The fire was caused when an ignition source was introduced to gasoline vapors while employees were working in the garage.
Damage to the structure is estimated at $52,000.
May 29 News Release: Fire destroys structure at automotive business
Winchester Fire and Rescue (WFRD) has received the American Heart Association’s 2017 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for improving the their treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. In 2015, WFRD received the Bronze Award and in 2016, they earned the Silver Award for treatments provided the previous year.
The City of Winchester is now offering a new mobile device application that allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services.
“We’re excited to offer this new platform that the community can use to access information and let us know what issues need to be addressed in the city,” stated City Manager Eden Freeman. “The app helps residents become more engaged and provides the opportunity for increased efficiency within the City government.”
On Monday, May 29, Winchester Fire and Rescue was dispatched to One Stop Automotive located 2970 Valley Avenue for a report of a structure fire. The 9-1-1 call was received at 6:22 pm and when firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from a service bay at the front of the structure. The fire was knocked down in approximately 30 minutes and one employee of the business was transported to Winchester Medical Center for observation.